Harish Salve charged Re 1 to fight Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: Sushma Swaraj
Harish Salve, who fought the case of India to the International Court of Justice against the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav Pakistan, accused Re 1 as a tax, said Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.
“We not only charged #HarishSalve Rs 1 / – like the tax for the case,” said Swaraj.
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It’s not fair. #HarishSalve instructed us Rs.1 / – as loads for this. Https://twitter.com/goyalsanjeev/status/864160971350134784 …
11:10 – 15 May 2017
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His tweet came in response to a tweet by Sanjeev Goyal who said India could have had a good lawyer with much less expense than the ointment would have to pay for fighting the case.
Ointment was India’s leading counsel to the ICJ, who heard the case of the Indian national Jadhav.
India has sent a petition to the ICJ, insisting that the death penalty be immediately suspended for Jadhav, fearing that Pakistan would be held before the ICJ hearing.
Pakistan claimed that Jadhav was an agent of the Indian External Intelligence Agency’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). India has denied a link with the government.
The ICJ heard arguments Monday from India and Pakistan.
On 8 May, India has moved the ICJ against the death penalty, arguing that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by non-consular access to Khadhav.
India, on his appeal, said Jadhav had been withdrawn from Iran, where he was doing his business after his retirement from the Indian Navy.